Ply beadboard warping issue

I'm using the GP beadboard and like all thinner plywood, it has developed a curvature to it after I ripped it. I can fit it against the wall and appears to flatten out. Note: I had to stop my project and I could not install the beadboard for a few months thus the curvature.
My question is - given a good adhesive, can I install this material and expect it to hold flat? I also haver Zinser(sp?) paint and I want to eventually paint all sides of the plywood and I wonder if this flexing of the board would be an issue? I did plan at least to paint the backs and sides of the ply bead before handing and then paint the front.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

To what are you attaching it? How thick is it? I think it's 1/4 inch....if so, provided you can get it flat to the backing long enough for some construction adhesive to set my guess is that you'll be ok. This is in a sheet, right? Just mark your studs and nail away. You may not even need adhesive. (Or want it, if you ever plan on removing it.) JP
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
Keith,
Got flooded basement in July last year and guess where my office is located.... I cut the sheetrock back to 32" up from the floor and replaced it with the 1/2' (well almost 1/2") plywood, beadboard. I cut all the 4x8' panels into thirds then placed them in the basement to acclimate for a week. Every section had a bow to it. I nailed it up using 1-1/2", 16ga nails and nothing sprang loose. Primed and painted (front only) and added trim - looks good.
Now I'm framing out the rest of the basement and remodeling the other areas. Basement needed a good cleaning anyway.........
Bob S.

Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

If you can get it to lay flat without cracking the veneer you should be okay. We had several sheets of 1/4" beadboard on the job not long ago that were so warped that when we tried to push it flat you could hear the veneer cracking. Sure enough when inspecting it the veneer was cracked all over the place.
Mike O.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.